Do I even need an attorney to handle my case?
It depends on the particulars of your case and how comfortable you are in a courtroom setting. In cases of a serious nature or ones that involve felonies, I would always recommend having an attorney with you. Everyone has the right to represent themselves, but like the old adage says, “a person who represents themselves has a fool for a client.” Bottom line: it never hurts to talk to an attorney about your case before you make the decision to hire or not to hire.
If I hire you, what can you do for me?
If you decide that you want my help, I will give you honest, straightforward legal advice. If an appearance in court is required, I will advocate for you in order to obtain the best possible outcome. What I won’t do is guarantee a particular result – no lawyer can or should. However, my decades of experience in handling various types of cases in courtrooms throughout the Commonwealth allows me to give you sound, trusted legal counsel.
How much will it cost me and do I have to pay the full amount up front?
Fees vary from cases to case depending on the type of the case, the time I would need to prepare, how much time would be spent in the courtroom, etc. Rest assured, I am aware of the financial demands in today’s world. I do my best to make my fees affordable and in most cases, I offer flexible payment plans for legal fees and costs
What kind of experience do you have?
I have over two decades of experience practicing law in Virginia. I was a prosecutor for approximately ten years. Since 1999 I have been in private practice focusing primarily on criminal defense, traffic, family law, and personal injury cases. I have represented clients in every courtroom in the Hampton Roads area. Additionally, I have tried over 60 jury trials including rape, robbery and murder.
Where is Carrollton?!
Good question. If you blink, you could miss it. Carrollton is in Isle of Wight County. Our office is located off of Carrollton Boulevard which most folks know as Rt. 17. We’re less than 2.5 miles from the James River Bridge, 10 minutes to Newport News, less than 10 miles from North Suffolk and the I-664 interchange and approx. 25 minutes from downtown Norfolk.
What should I bring to my initial consultation?
This will vary depending on the type of case you have. You should always bring in a copy of current court orders that are in place and relate to your case and any court documents or paperwork that you have been served with. If you received a citation for reckless driving, speeding or any other traffic violation, you should bring that with you.
Do you have a Notary?
Yes, we offer free Notary services. Just be sure to bring your driver’s license or a picture i.d. with you.